Find Douglas County Vital Records

Birth Records
Death Records
Divorce Records
Marriage Records

Birth Records

The state required births to be registered beginning in 1904, although some Nebraska counties kept registers before that. From 1904 to 1911, births were usually filed only under the father’s name and didn't list the name of the child. Actual birth certificates started in 1912. Compliance was poor for many years. Beginning in 1941, a person born in Nebraska before 1905 could ask to have their birth record put on file (delayed birth).

Microfilm at W. Dale Clark Main Library (3rd Floor): 1874-1910

Douglas County Health Department

Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services

Greater Omaha Genealogical Society Index to Births


Death Records

The state required deaths to be registered beginning in 1904, although some Nebraska counties kept registers before that.  

Microfilm at W. Dale Clark Main Library (3rd Floor): 1873-1904; South Omaha Dec. 1895-July 1905; City of Omaha 1895-1915

Douglas County Health Department

Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services


Divorce Records

The state required divorces to be registered beginning in 1909. Some counties recorded them before that.

Douglas County Clerk of the District Court

Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services

Greater Omaha Genealogical Society Index to Divorces (from newspaper announcements)


Marriage Records

The state required marriages to be registered beginning in 1909, however, most counties kept registers of marriages before that.

Licenses and returns available on microfilm at W. Dale Clark Main Library (3rd Floor): 1856-2005; index 1856-1932.

Douglas County Clerk’s Office

Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services

Online marriage indexes:

Greater Omaha Genealogical Society Index (indexed from OPL microfilm)

Douglas County Clerk’s Office Marriage License Search (1940s-current)

FamilySearch Index to Nebraska Marriages (1855-1995)

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